Technology


Do more with your Android smartphone! Learn how to get the most from your phone's camera and photos, contacts, calendar and apps. Better internet browsing is right at your fingertips! If your phone runs on the Android operating system and is three years old or less, this class is for you. Bring your phone for hands-on practice and to apply what you learn.

SKILL LEVEL A & B course.

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Love to travel? Your smart device, along with some smart little apps, can help you plan the perfect trip and make the most of the places you visit. Going to a new city? Apps can suggest restaurants, lodging and places to visit. Discover great apps for U.S. travel. Explore apps such as TripIt, Google Translate, TripAdvisor and others. Bring your fully charged and updated smartphone (iPhone or Android) and/or iPad to class for hands-on exploration. SKILL LEVEL B

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This workshop is designed for intermediate and advanced writers and teachers of writing. Swap tips on how writers can work on a computer more efficiently and creatively, collaborate with others and share feedback, all without buying new software. Come prepared to share tricks that have worked for you or make specific how-to requests from other experienced writers. Bring a thumb drive to class. SKILL LEVEL C in Microsoft Word required.
Create gorgeous documents in minutes on your Mac, iPad or iPhone with Pages, Apple's powerful, free word processor. Learn how to use its powerful tools including instant Alpha and Masking, enhance your document with Pages' library of over 500 editable shapes, insert photos, music and video with the Media Browser, and more. With iCloud built in, your documents are kept up to date across all your devices. Pages version 7.0 allows you to easily create an e-book and lots more. You will be using our iMac desktop computers, but should bring your iPad/iPhone updated to the latest version of Pages. SKILL LEVEL B
So you have been using MS Word for a while: ready to take advantage of Word's more advanced features to make your manuscript, novel or textbook print-ready? Learn how to use templates, navigate the design ribbon and Word's built-in themes and master section breaks, pagination, headers and footers. Create a table of contents! We will cover inserting, resizing, cropping, compressing and adding captions to photos in your documents and much more. SKILL LEVEL B & C
Social media dominates the news and increasingly the lives of those around us, especially our younger family and friends. Sit back and watch or dive in as we play with four popular social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. Learn how each works, what the desktop and mobile interfaces look like, how to set up an account and find friends. We'll also discuss privacy and other security concerns associated with each of these apps. SKILL LEVEL A
iPhones and iPads come out of the box with several native Apple apps, some of which most people use daily. But what about those "other" apps, the ones you have not tried? This class will introduce you to the less familiar apps and show you how to use them. Other useful free or inexpensive apps will also be introduced and demonstrated. You will be working on your own iPhone or iPad: if you intend to download apps from the App Store, bring an iTunes gift card with you to class (or a credit card). Note: You must have an iPhone 5S or newer and have installed the most recent iOS operating system. Bring your own charged and updated device.

SKILL LEVEL B

Do you like to read? Do you have an iPad or an iPhone? The iBooks app is a great way to purchase and read books on your device. This class will show you how to browse the iBooks Store and purchase iBooks or download free ones. You will learn how to navigate in iBooks as well as bookmark pages, highlight text and take notes as you read. Bring your fully charged and updated iPad or iPhone to class. You will also need an iTunes account along with your Apple ID and your password. If you plan to make a purchase, you will need an iTunes gift card or a credit card.

SKILL LEVEL B

Want to become more proficient in using your iPhone? We'll review your iPhone's basic features and build on them so that you will eventually take command of your phone. We will work with Settings, Notifications, Messages, Siri, Contacts, Mail, Safari, Calendar, Cameras, Photos, Music, Maps, the Apple Store and much more. Note: you must have an iPhone 5S or newer with the latest operating system, iOS 11, installed and updated. Bring your fully-charged phone to class. SKILL LEVEL A & B
Harness the powerful capabilities of your Mac computer and the High Sierra operating system in this second of two basic courses. Delve more deeply into essential, built-in applications such as Contacts, Mail, Messages, Safari, Siri, Calendar, Photos and Preview. We will continue exploring System Preferences and iCloud to build on the features highlighted in the macOS for Beginners course. You should have taken that course or have equivalent experience.

SKILL LEVEL B & C

The Settings app allows you to control the way your iPad or iPhone looks, how they work, how they interact with other networks, and what information they share with apps and other devices. Explore the more useful settings and learn how to tweak your iPhone (5S or newer), iPad (4th generation or newer) or iPad mini (3rd generation) so that they perform the way that you choose. Bring your fully charged device with iOS 11 installed. SKILL LEVEL B

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Need friendly, one-on-one help or advice on your technology? Bring in your smartphone, tablet (Apple/Android), or your laptop (Mac/Windows), and give our friendly tech instructors a chance to assess the issue, help you resolve it and even show you a few things about your device. We'll schedule a one-hour appointment with you where we provide simple coaching on one device or a specific application, or help you resolve those burning "why does that happen when I do this" conundrums. We will not be repairing or setting up devices. ALL SKILL LEVELS
In three hours, learn techniques to add a person to a group photo to look as natural as possible. Practice using specific tools in Adobe Photoshop Elements in this hands-on guided workshop. You should have extensive experience using Adobe Photoshop Elements, or should have taken OLLI's "Editing Your Digital Photos" and "Next Step in Editing Your Digital Photos" classes. SKILL LEVEL C

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In one morning, find out how to bring torn, scratched or creased old pictures back to life using Photoshop tools. Practice using specific tools in Adobe Photoshop Elements in this hands-on guided workshop. You should have extensive experience using Adobe Photoshop Elements, or should have taken OLLI's "Editing Your Digital Photos" and "Next Step in Editing Your Digital Photos" classes. SKILL LEVEL C
Some baby boomers may feel challenged by the increasing complexity of their smartphones. Android is powerful and flexible, giving us much to learn about the wide range of Samsung phone features and applications. We'll start with the basics, an overview of Contacts, Calendar, Gmail, Bixby and Phone. Learn about apps for travel, education, reading, security, music, banking, investing, photography and more! Bring your current Samsung Galaxy phone (no more than 3 years old).

SKILL LEVEL A & B course.

Computers are now ubiquitous and we take them for granted. However, most of us can remember the time when "computers" were people using slide rules or behemoths that took up entire rooms and required special power and cooling. Let's talk about the computer revolution, starting with the earliest calculating devices to the "internet of things," self-driving cars, and quantum computing. ALL SKILL LEVELS
Managing our passwords has become a major challenge. Choosing strong passwords and updating them regularly is one of the easiest steps you can take to avoid unauthorized purchases or identity theft. We will discuss how to make strong passwords that are resistant to hacking yet easy to remember. In the second half of the class, we will discuss shoring up our digital defenses with password manager software and try out a popular one called LastPass. OLLI's lab computers will be used in this course.SKILL LEVEL B

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Your family history is much more than a family tree. When and where did your ancestors live? Learn how to use timeline and mapping software to represent the story of your family visually, using online tools. See, then experience a different online tool each week, gaining hands-on experience using that tool as you create a visual representation of your family history.
This class is for beginning students who have Windows 10 on their home computers. Step-by-step instructions and hands-on practice introduce new users to a computer, its keyboard, mouse and the Windows 10 operating system. Use of simple programs and guided Internet practice will build confidence as well as skills. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be prepared for Windows 10 Personal Computing for Intermediate Users. OLLI's lab computers are used in this course.SKILL LEVEL A

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Upgrade your previous Windows experience to get the most out of the Windows 10 operating system. Reacquaint yourself with Settings, the navigation pane, meet Cortana and the new Edge browser. Learn about newer features, such as the expanded Windows ribbons and apps and how to customize your PC. Conduct routine maintenance with disk cleanup and defragmentation. You will be working on OLLI's lab computers in this course.

SKILL LEVEL B